Thread: [Continuation] Cancel culture IRL Part 2
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Old 10th October 2021, 05:18 PM   #244
theprestige
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Originally Posted by Elaedith View Post
Cathy Young wrote an article about the Sheng case.

"If Sheng apologized for showing the film in class, I donít think he needed to. It would have been enough to acknowledge the objections and discomfort and say that he should have introduced the screening with a disclaimer. It would have also helped to throw in a reminder that people who study art should know how to deal with classical art that is offensive by modern standards. And dropping the entire Othello project was totally unnecessary."

I think these apologies (especially by the university) are a mistake. It just fuels the witch hunts and purity spirals.
All this ends with the guillotine or the gulag.
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